Anti-Gay Pastor Arrested for Masturbating in Public Park in Front of Children

From NOLA.com:

The Rev. Grant Storms, the Christian fundamentalist known for his bullhorn protests of the Southern Decadence festival in the French Quarter, was arrested on a charge of masturbating at a Metairie park Friday afternoon.

Storms, 53, of 2304 Green Acres Road in Metairie, was taken into custody at Lafreniere Park after two women reported seeing him masturbating in the driver’s seat of his van, which was parked near the carousel and playground, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office report said.

The first woman told deputies she was taking her children to the playground and parked next to the van at about noon. As she was walking around her own vehicle, she noticed the van windows were down and the occupant was “looking at the playground area that contained children playing, with his zipper down…,” the report said. The woman noted that he was masturbating and quickly ushered her children out of her car.

Mother Accidentally Shot by Son After Father Accidentally Shoots Self

From Local15tv:

(BAY MINETTE, Ala.) The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said a small child accidentally shot his mother, after finding the gun near his injured father’s side.

Around 9:00 p.m. the BCSO was alerted of the shooting at 4621 old Carney Road in Bay Minette. When they arrived to the home they found Allen and Aleisha Jones injured by gunshot.

The couples two small children were at the residence when the incident happened. Their daughter was upstairs asleep at the time of the incident.

When questioned by authorities, Mr. Jones stated he had taken his Glock .40 handgun from the glove compartment of his truck. He was walking to the house when he tripped and fell, then accidentally shot himself in the leg just above the knee.

Jones yelled to his wife for help. Aleisha was upstairs bathing their young son when she heard her husband’s call for help. When she arrived on the screened porch, she tried to secure the gun but her son beat her to the gun.

After attempting to take the gun from the child, a round was fired. Aleisha was hit in the left side of her neck.

(via Slog)

Marauding Gay Hordes Drag Thousands Of Helpless Citizens From Marriages After Obama Drops Defense Of Marriage Act

From a legitimate news source:

WASHINGTON—Reports continue to pour in from around the nation today of helpless Americans being forcibly taken from their marital unions after President Obama dropped the Defense of Marriage Act earlier this week, leaving the institution completely vulnerable to roving bands of homosexuals. “It was just awful—they smashed through our living room window, one of them said ‘I’ve had my eye on you, Roger,’ and then they dragged my husband off kicking and screaming,” said Cleveland-area homemaker Rita Ellington, one of the latest victims whose defenseless marriage was overrun by the hordes of battle-ready gays that had been clambering at the gates of matrimony since the DOMA went into effect in 1996.

The War on Women

From the NY Times:

Republicans in the House of Representatives are mounting an assault on women’s health and freedom that would deny millions of women access to affordable contraception and life-saving cancer screenings and cut nutritional support for millions of newborn babies in struggling families. And this is just the beginning.

The budget bill pushed through the House last Saturday included the defunding of Planned Parenthood and myriad other cuts detrimental to women. It’s not likely to pass unchanged, but the urge to compromise may take a toll on these programs. And once the current skirmishing is over, House Republicans are likely to use any legislative vehicle at hand to continue the attack.

The egregious cuts in the House resolution include the elimination of support for Title X, the federal family planning program for low-income women that provides birth control, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and testing for H.I.V. and other sexually transmitted diseases. In the absence of Title X’s preventive care, some women would die. The Guttmacher Institute, a leading authority on reproductive health, says a rise in unintended pregnancies would result in some 400,000 more abortions a year.

Escalator Malfunction

Escalator breaks, becomes more than stairs:

WASHINGTON – Surveillance video has been released by Metro of an escalator malfunction at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station.

The crowds attending the John Stewart and Stephen Colbert event on the National Mall, Oct. 30th, were huge.

In fact, it was the biggest Saturday rider ship in Metro-rail history.

There are three escalators at the L’Enfant Promenade entrance to Metro.

The middle one and the right one were taking people downward that day.

A security camera at the bottom captured these images.

At first both downward escalators are running at normal speed with people strolling off at the bottom.

Then the middle escalator suddenly speeds up with people at first running away from the bottom to clear a path for those behind them.